Trummer's Restaurant

4.6
3953 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Trummer's Restaurant recently underwent a 10 year renovation and relaunch in Historic Clifton. This is where New York City meets Historical Charm. Owners Stefan and Victoria Trummer bring their extensive New York City restaurant experience and passion to small town Clifton to offer a unique dining experience. Our chef, Jon Cropf, helms from Charleston, South Carolina and brings an entire new menu focused around the French Rotisserie. The desserts are not to be overlooked as Meagan Tighe has been perfecting her tempting desserts in top kitchens in New York City and Charleston, South Carolina.

Trummer’s Restaurant is engulfed in history that dates back to the 1800’s and brings an edge to the historical area. Each floor has something special to offer for the eyes as well as the palate. Come see for yourself why we continue to receive rave reviews from both critics and guests alike!

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Titanic Tuesdays - $8 all day!

Starting Jul 22, 2020 · Tue - Thu 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Our most famous cocktail is discounted to $8 all night on Tuesdays only! Stop in for dinner and pair it to our refreshing vodka cocktail topped with our own champagne sorbet!
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. The food was great and the service top notch. A little on the pricey side...but worth it for a special occasion.

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luv2dine
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trummer’s is always a great place to share a meal, but wow! Wonderful service and food all while feeling safe during these weird times. Definitely recommend their outdoor patio!

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DJCQ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding for an anniversary dinner! Hadn’t been in awhile - it won’t be as long for our next visit!

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xxxxx
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fun enjoyable evening.

great service

interesting meno

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vipBethsBelly
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trummer's has always been near and dear to my heart. The location is so quaint and off the beaten path, that just entering the restaurant gives you a feeling of small town warmth. The menu changes frequently, but there always seems to be something for everybody. I'm quite sure if someone had a dietary restriction, the kitchen would be more than happy to accommodate. The food is comforting yet gourmet and the pastry chef Megan, will just knock your socks off with her amazing desserts. The cocktails are well balanced and unique and the staff treats you like family. If you happen to visit for brunch you must ask for Patrick. He is one of the best servers I have encountered. Extremely knowledgeable, professional and so charismatic. He really knows his stuff and always makes wonderful suggestions. If you haven't visited, this place is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good, and the staff super friendly and knowledgeable about offerings. I highly recommend the braised short ribs. Really enjoyed the evening on the outdoor patio!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands-down my wife and I had the best experience ever at Trummer’s. It was our first time going and we will become regulars. The hostess was polite welcoming and very professional. Patrick our server, and the entire serving staff were phenomenal. I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for culinary experience and a unique welcoming vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We waited 20 mins to get a drink and another 20 after that for one of our 2 appetizers we ordered, one of which was focaccia bread. There was one waitress for our dining room and she seemed very nervous and fearful of being there. The lights should not be bright LED, either they need to be turned down a bit or go for LED soft bulbs. Food was great as usually but would be nice if everything lined up.

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Jason
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went here for our anniversary and it was our first time out to eat in 7 months due to covid. Service and food were excellent, and we felt very safe with the precautions we saw in place throughout our meal. We can't wait to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They helped celebrate a birthday. Josh our server was great very engaging, friendly and attentive. Drinks were amazing and food was even better. Short ribs were out of this world.

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vipPaul
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The current partial limited menu still offers many choices, in fact so many, it makes it hard to choose what to pass up. Well, I will just have to return and dine on what I decided I could live without tonight. Excellent food, arrived very promptly at table at proper temperatures. Service was a bit more casual than on a previous visit, but it was pleasant, prompt, responsive and a more team focused effort. All in all, a very pleasant meal and evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good overall, service was little slow and it wasn’t that crowded... we had a child with us so more painful to wait 20 mins between interactions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TITANIC TUESDAY is always a great time. The staff always treats us like family

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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ErikaK
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love Trummer’s! Excellent food and service. The salmon was delicious. Our drinks were great- my husband got an old fashioned- one of the best he’s had! Awesome bartender.

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GlennB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We had anniversary dinner and Trummers provided extras that made it special.

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vipBethsBelly
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With COVID I haven't been able to visit Trummers as much as I would like. We went to enjoy brunch on Saturday. The cocktails are well balanced, unique and delicious. The pastry basket is to die for. I forget how absolutely amazing the dessert chef is. you could just eat the pastries as a meal! I ordered the chicken with biscuits and gravy. I received a huge portion for under $15. The chicken was well seasoned and juicy, the biscuits were crispy on the outside but tender and soft on the inside and the sausage gravy was flavorful and rich. Our waiter Patrick was wonderful. Professional, very friendly and had great suggestions about the menu. He was very attentive. If you have never visited Trummers, the food is top notch, wait staff is attentive and friendly and the location is beautiful.

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vipleigh
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

First time at Trummer's in years. Made a reservation and got there at 5:45. Restaurant was fairly empty. Was told no tables available on back porch even though many tables were empty. Taken on side porch which was dingy. No candle put on our table all night, although all other tables had them. Server was not very friendly and seemed annoyed that we moved. She lightened up right before we left. Food was okay. Don't think we will return.

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ByronG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good place to eat, service was good food was good!

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MarkS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a birthday for my wife at Trummers with our teenage kids. From start to finish the staff and service were fantastic, respectful and the food did not disappoint. the environment and open space felt like an occasion to celebrate my wife. She was happy. Happy wife. Happy life. Trust me.

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EileenR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wine. It was a little noisy sitting out on the front balcony.

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MMK12
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating area was great! The heaters work great and the tables were spaced out. We haven’t been out in a while and we felt very safe. Also the service, food and drinks made this a wonderful evening out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a Great time

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vipWestOG
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

In a word this visit was disappointing. The service was not great. Its started out well with the hosts at the host stand, we were seated on time. The server forgot to put in our appetizer and then seemed to give up on us for the rest of the evening. She rarely came over to check on us until she saw the floor manager come over.
The food was OK, we go to Trummers because in the past the food has been extraordinary. I had Tuna Nicoise, the salt was so overpowering, the tuna had no taste at all though it had a nice sear. The porcini truffle butter was too rich for the prime rib.
For the first time we left without getting dessert. The desserts offered ,again, looked like anything you could get anywhere. Nothing extraordinary.
I am not sure when Trummers started offering a "shotski" Something I thought was more used at a college parties and not at restaurants of what in the past was a special night out.
We are chalking a lot of this up to COVID and trying to get more people out to restaurants and the challenge of getting fresh ingredients. We will wait for some time to return.

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AimeeB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trummers is truly amazing. During COVID, the staff and team had done a great job to set everything up for safety. The patio ambiance is just beautiful. Stefan (the owner) goes above and beyond to create a special experience for guests.

Additionally, I am normally a wine drinker, not big on cocktails. However The Titanic (their signature cocktail) remains to be the best cocktail I have ever had.

Can’t recommend this restaurant enough!

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Lindsay
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing memorable experience! Great food great service :)

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MicheleB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, delicious & excellent food. Perfect atmosphere & outdoor dining. Attention to service & details. We celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary and couldn’t have been happier. A memorable evening! Thank you, Trummers. We will return soon!

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YarinaC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Really appreciated the care that the restaurant took yo address safety in the coronavirus world we live in...made us feel comfortable. The food was fantastic as usual, as was the service.

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vipVeronicaM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent food as always. I enjoy returning to this neighborhood gem time and time again

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Davey
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

While we miss the fine dining of Trummers on Main, the food and service at the “new” Trummers is still stellar. My tomato tart was savory, my salmon perfectly cooked, and the cucumber dill broth/sauce it was in was a perfect accompaniment—I could have eaten just that it was so good. The Titanic has not changed (and that’s to be applauded—why mess with perfection?). But the best was the strawberry shortcake. Perfectly ripe strawberries, smooth whipped cream, and a chiffon cake that made me rethink shortcake. I’m sure my husband and son enjoyed their meals as well, but I only had eyes for mine!

This was my first time eating inside a restaurant since March, and I was a little nervous. The staff was relaxed and comfortable, while adhering to mask wearing and other protocols. They made me relaxed, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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MarkH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Respectful service, quality food, great drink selection, casually paced meal, reasonably priced for what you get. Dinner for 2 with cocktails and wine, appetizers, and signature entrees ran us about $140 (pre-tip). My first visit, I highly recommend and plan on coming back!

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RCollum
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

To start with, the bottle of water was brought to the table with what looked like mud on the side. Replaced promptly, when we asked. My salad had what looked like a small bunch of grape stems in it. My steak had a large amount of fat & gristle, and was a bit tough.

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vipOverlooked
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pretty and very nice selection. Nice wine selection and wide price range

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vipFoodlover
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Excellent birthday dinner. Service was amazing, food was wonderful and they even brought me some chocolate caramel truffles!

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vipPete
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Excellent food, service, and ambiance. Dining outdoors can be noisy due to motorcycles.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor porch seating. Delicious food and a fantastic wine selection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was very slow though the waiter was nice. My fried snapper was way overcooked, but the dessert (banana pudding ) was delicious.

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vipIreneZ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Personal attention. Chef Copt stopped by graciously. Very delicious food. Lovely ambiance.

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CharlesF
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place with an unusual specialty of Austrian wines.

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RebeccaH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Trummer’s always does an amazing job! Food is outstanding and Stephan is the consummate host! We dined on the porch as I’m not comfortable dining inside yet but they took appropriate precautions for COVID. We will be back!

FAQs

Trummer's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 266-1623.

Trummer's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 3953 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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